Aug 02 2012

90-Year-Old Man Gets Olympic Record

Man, 90, grabs his own Olympic record: He's been to 18 games. TODAY 

Unlike the thousands of Olympic athletes hoping to publicly smash records this week, Harry Nelson has quietly spent his life setting his own.

For this 90-year-old, his reward won’t be a gold medal, but a spot in the Guinness World Records for attending the most summer Olympic games. London marks his 18th time as an Olympic spectator.

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Aug 02 2012

London Mayor is a Web Star

Watch out for the sharks! London mayor becomes Web star. TODAY 

One man's misfortune is another's Internet meme.

Hours after London Mayor Boris Johnson became stuck on a zip-line, online jokesters added him to a variety of strange places. Johnson even joined the TODAY team! 

 

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Aug 02 2012

Diet or Exercise

Diet or Exercise: Which is Better for Losing Weight? Shine from YAHOO! 

One way I make it through my work out when I'm huffing and puffing on the treadmill is to tell myself that after it's all over, I can reward myself with a little extra food. That's because exercise revs up metabolism, right? Wrong. For years the common refrain from fitness gurus and diet books has been that if you exercise regularly you'll keep torching those Big Macs all day long--and even at night ("It's a miracle! Lose weight while you sleep!").

The "boost your metabolism" chorus makes many people scratch their heads when they start an exercise program and step on the scale a few weeks later to discover their weight hasn't budged, or maybe they have even gained a pound or two. (Read more)

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